Month Visited: May
About Our Family: Our family enjoys stepping out of our comfort zone at times, but we also enjoy luxury and relaxing as well. We enjoy adventure and we like to try new things, and we want each trip to be packed full of memories and enjoyable places. We prefer a balance of activities and we try to include some places that are fun for the kids, and also educational stops. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 4 children- Boy age 16 years, Girl age 11 years, Boy age 8 years, Girl age 3 years.
Address: Pier 62, Suite 300 – 23rd St. & Hudson River Park, NY, NY
Admission: Depends on the activities planned
Description: Chelsea Piers offers a wide range of activities for children and adults both. Bowling, golf opportunities, a lighthouse, a field house, and a sky rink are just some of the attractions and activities that families will find here.
Our Experiences: We enjoyed bowling at the Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, and it was a lot of fun for all ages. This was something that even our smallest child could take part in and the kids had a blast. The adults also enjoyed this stop quite a bit and it was a great way to spend some fun time before our cruise later in the day.
Address: Chelsea Piers, Suite 103 New York, NY 10011
Hours: Depends on the event
Admission: Price varies according to the cruise chosen
Description: A cruise on the Schooner America 2.0 is a lot of fun and very relaxing. This ship is a great vessel for an afternoon of sailing, with 105 feet to relax. There are a variety of cruise events scheduled and there is something for everyone of all ages.
Our Experiences: Everyone in our family really enjoyed this sailboat. The older kids thought it was fun and exciting and the younger ones were excited seeing the sights and just being on the boat. The adults had a great time relaxing and enjoying the time spent having fun as a family. We recommend this for every family that enjoys being on the water and enjoying new experiences.
Address: Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers New York, NY 10011
Hours: 8am until dusk each day
Description: The Pier 62 Skateboard Park is a place where skateboarders of all ages can practice their skills and learn new tricks. The park includes an Ollie Zone for beginners, an Ollie Ledge that spans 18 feet, and an Intermediate Fun Box for more advanced skaters and boarders.
Our Experience: We spent about 15 minutes watching the kids skateboard at the skateboard park right outside pier 62 where we picked up the schooner. The kids enjoyed watching the skate boarders at this park.
A Fun Addition To Any NYC Day:
Families visiting New York may also want to stop by world famous Times Square for a special treat. While this has always been one of New York’s most awe inspiring sights for visitors, there is a new draw that has been said to have tourists’ “jaws actually dropping.” A new digital billboard spanning an entire city block, on Broadway from 45th to 46th street, will amaze families as they enjoy what over 24 million LED pixels looks like displaying everything from digital art to advertising. We recommend a quick stop (or drive) by to enjoy this epic and free viewing opportunity.